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Masi: Hamilton seatbelt fine about 'sending a message' on safety

FIA race director Michael Masi says the fine levied upon Lewis Hamilton for undoing his seatbelts on his cool down lap in Sao Paulo was not about preventing drivers from celebrating. After conquering his 101st Grand Prix win last weekend, Hamilton pulled to the side of the track on his cool down lap to pick up a Brazilian flag to honour the memory of his idol, the great Ayrton Senna. But in doing so the Mercedes undid his seatbelts, which was frowned upon by the stewards who fined Hamilton 5,000 for the maneuver. The officials noted in their statement that while they are sympathetic to a driver's desire to celebrate, it is also "fundamentally unsafe to undo the seatbelts while the car...
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